we were sitting on the airplane and I was listening to gavin degraw's 'you've got me' and you asked me what I was thinking about which is a regular thing we ask each other...I told you my heart was full and that I was thankful and thinking about us four and you and I showed you what I had written down. micah. his steady trust in our Father teaches me how to simply + blindly trust. his ease at laughing. I love his full body laughs and smiles. and his eyes and the way they crinkle on the edges when he laughs big. his fearlessness at physical challenges. his ridiculous competitiveness at anything and everything... it's ridiculous and at the same time makes me smile big. his loyalty to us three, it brings fight + occasionally tears to his eyes when it's questioned or challenged. his friendship to me. Odd and yet not that he is one of the three I consider my closest friends. his simple awareness and perception of others when he looks around and his desire to help fix things. his single tract focus that makes him excel at what he is focused on. thankful is too small a word I feel at getting to be your mom, buddy... but I am. how you're seventeen today absolutely boggles my mind. you can't be seventeen because I'm still seventeen, right?! #theboywhobringsmejoy #driesbachadventures
this moment/portrait made me excited for their grandkids...freaking fairy tale beautiful. also fairly obvious psa, I've been waaaaay more low key and sporadic on social media (definitely killing that algorithm game) ;) to take time to work on some half year recalibration while loving my puppy and family and getting ready for SC18/family vacation this summer. thanks for the wondering messages, I'll get back to a regular posting schedule sometime soon...ish! ;)
gotcha days (almost) and real belly laughs will always be favorites of mine to photograph. ♡
I happily can't shake @abeldanger's question from sunday: what's one thing you're thankful God created? I love that his six year old son taught me slow down and to live and look simply in responding like his answer of grass. I'm thankful for sunsets. there is a light show out in the desert faithfully each and every night whether I remember to notice and take the time to look up or not. yep, I'm thankful for sunsets. curious...what are you thankful God created? #ontuesdayswespeaktruth #sheislight #arizonasunset #driesbachadventures
11 weeks old today. weighing in at 13.8lbs and my favorite things to do are: wrestle with #theboywhobringsmejoy; try to alpha/chase/chew on #maddiejessie; go on walks and follow mr matt; chase and chew my fox/squirrel/hedgehog/moose; I'm learning how to fetch (4 in a row is my record so far), sit and come; and I love when ms jen does puppy yoga with me and massages my paws and lips when I'm tired. life is good! ♡
dorothy taught us that all a girl really needs is a good dog, a few loyal friends and a nice pair of shoes. this beautiful bride has it all plus a handsome new husband. 😘👠🐶👭🦁🐯🐻💑🌈 #thebuckstartshere
I'm not sure why, but simple moments like these are some of my favorites on wedding days. him, helping her by holding her dress...it says a lot about their sweet relationship in my mind. ♡
thank you. thank you @whitfillnurserygilbert for creating a most beautiful non-typical arizona nature space that showed off the newest mrs. buck's incredible flawless beauty. thank you. P.S. more from patrick + lynne's day is up on the blog of you're into more! ♡!
can I be honest? non-first-looks have gotten to be a little too staged for my taste. I get that brides want that intimate non-first-look photo but more times than not, it ends up being a most non-intimate photo and looks more like a pinterest knock off and any opportunity for a natural heartfelt memory is somehow robbed by forcing that pinterest photo. BUT. not this moment. and not this couple. I was pleasantly surprised at the beauty of this moment. a minute before this moment, the groom sarcastically said okay, let's get the cutesy photos on. and I braced myself for photographing a pinterest photo. but then, once the room cleared and she backed into his back, their hands clasped naturally and you could see both of them visibly relax and exhale as the soft light from the century old church windows gently filtered in. using their other hands, they then gifted each other their last unmarried love notes to each other. the room was quiet, save for the preparation noises in the hallway outside and the natural genuine emotion began to fall from each of their eyes. then he began to pray. and then she did. they prayed for each others hearts, they genuinely prayed for their marriage, and they prayed for their future. I love witnessing and photographing memories like this because that's what they are, memories. unforced, beautiful, heartfelt memories. P.S. to see more from this incredible day, head over to my sister's insta or fb @lizweitz, she was the lead shooter for this day and her work is incredible! ♡!
family + dancing (reeeeal dancing as in waltz/swing/yeah) + saying I do in the beautiful backyard of the house you grew up in...I loved Micah + Hannah's intimate backyard wedding day! more up on the blog this morning! :)